Wednesday 31 May 2017

Ladies night oh what a night

I love an evening makeup. To be honest, it is really just a ramped up version of my daytime look. But I try to add more glow and maybe a smidgen of glitter if the occasion allows! I start by applying my YSL Top Secret Primer to my moisturised face, followed by some of the Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow. I apply this under my foundation or you can mix it in with your foundation if you prefer. My foundation is the same as my daytime look. I conceal next (sometimes I will do my under eye concealer after my eye makeup if it's a particularly smokey eye look) and again this is the same as my daytime look in terms of it's the Bobbi Brown colour corrector followed by a liquid concealer.  For evening though I often like to use my Clarins concealer as I find this has slightly thicker coverage. I then apply powder to keep my base makeup in place.

Eyebrows next and again it's Benefits Gimme Brow though I may apply a little more than in the daytime as I do love a strong eye look for evening. Are you sensing a theme here! Bronzer next and again it's my favourite Tom Ford Bronzer (Gold Dust) followed by my Charlotte Tilbury blusher in Love Glow. To give me some extra glow I like to apply highlighter when I go out in the evening. I apply this to the top of my cheekbones, down my nose, above my Cupids Bow and sometimes on my brow bone.  As I am getting older and getting more lines I have to be careful with highlighters as anything too shimmery just sits in my lines and accentuates them. The total opposite of what I want. I do have a Top Shop powder one called Horizon that I like but I will usually go for a liquid or stick one.  I love the MAC strobe one but I am currently using my Glossier Quartz which I really like. Sometimes, I go over this highlighter with my powder one to give it more staying power. Just check you haven't gone highlighter crazy though! In the past I have.....

Now to my favourite part of my "going out" makeup - the eyes. I again prime my eyes with the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr in On and on Bronze. Then I will use one of my eyeshadow palettes. My current favourites are the Huda Rose Gold, my little MAC palette called Burgundy x 9 or my Anastasia Beverley Hills Modern Renaissance. I normally go for the bronze/copper/gold shades or recently I have been liking the cranberry and plum shades too. I always finish my evening eye look with a touch of something sparkly. I have a Top Shop shadow called Shuffle the Cards which I apply to the middle of my eye and this really finishes my eye look off with a little bit of shimmer. However, I can't wait to use my Stila Magnificent Metals in bronzed bell.

As always, I line the inside of my eyes with my Top Shop black kohl pencil and apply my favourite Collection liquid eyeliner. Mascara next and I like to use my Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes or Marc Jacobs one as I like the look they give.  I am not a big fan of fake lashes purely because I wear a lot of eye makeup and worry I look like a drag queen!!

For lips I know I should really go with something nude or natural but I feel a bit naked without a bright lip and so most of the time I end up going with my all time favourite lipstick True Coral by Tom Ford. Love it! If I am going even more glam I will also pop a bit of lip gloss just in the middle of my lips to add some extra shine! Then I finish the whole look off with a sprtiz of the Urban Decay setting spray.

This is obviously just a brief overview of my evening makeup and I will blog in more detail about the eye makeup and how I apply it.

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